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John S. (jshann) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Originally from Louisiana, I enjoyed camping in my Boy Scouting days and eventually became an Eagle Scout. Many years later (2002), I discovered backpacking after going on an REI multisport trip to Alaska. My first backpack was to Grand Canyon, and I was hooked!
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Re: Re: Public-Sleeping Bag Loft Measurement Procedure
Why, the only loft that really counts if loft over the body in several areas like chest, legs, and footbox. Simply knowing the bottom has down or not is enough for me. The bottom loft means nothin...

In GEAR » Public-Sleeping Bag Loft Measurement Procedure
October 31, 5:10pm

Re: Re: Shameless! New website?

In On the Web » Shameless!
October 31, 11:08am

Re: Patagonia/MARS sale

In Gear Deals » Patagonia/MARS sale
October 31, 9:22am

Re: Winter PCT
Bet Skurka wouldn't even attempt that one.

In Winter Hiking » Winter PCT
October 31, 7:40am

Re: Multiple Windbarrier approach for extreme winter cold and wind
A group of us summited Wheeler Peak (not technical) in February with wind gusts over 50 mph and wind chills probably in the teens. On my torso I wore... Silkweight powerdry baselayer Cloudveil ...

In Gear Lists » Ultralight Winter Gear
October 31, 7:34am

Re: GoLite shoe wear........
It's been reported all over the web I think.

In GEAR » GoLite shoe wear........
October 30, 10:40pm

Re: Cocoon Conundrum
Sam, I don't consider loft or inside dimensions subjective, and those are left out too. People keep asking for footbox dimensions and they're left out in the cold (so to speak) to get that ...

In GEAR » Cocoon Conundrum
October 30, 8:43am

Re: SPAM review in reader reviews
Sam's probably right. That person's review, though skewed, is his opinion. There are people that do not own a piece of gear, use their friends gear one (or a couple) night(s), and write...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » SPAM review in reader reviews
October 30, 8:21am

Re: Re:Sounds good
Some even drape the jacket over their chest but inside the sleeping bag.

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Clothes?
October 29, 5:50pm

Re: UL (at least full UL) isn't for me
Going to a flat tarp is the most difficult part. After a few times with a poncho tarp I decided on a shaped tarp such as the golite hut 1. It goes up fast and easy with 5 stakes and no guylines if ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Important Lesson's You've Learned the Hard Way
October 29, 7:40am

All Reader Reviews by John S.

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GoLite Dawn
I have had this pack for several years and have taken it on multiple backpacks ranging from 2 days to 6 days. My pack weights have been over 15 pounds a few times with no problems. The materials and w...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 12:05pm